I am very happy to say I got nominated  for the second time for the Liebster award; this time by the awesome blogger Elizabeth over at the redheadreader. If you haven’t heard of her, you should stop by and give her blog a once over. She reviews books most thrillers, horror books, and mysteries. So, if that’s your thing, follow her blog. Thank you, Elizabeth! It was a nice surprise to wake up to in the morning. I am so happy and honored you thought of me.

The Liebster Award is rewarded to up and coming blogs that currently have less than 200 followers. The German word, Liebster is translated in English to: Sweetest, Kindest, Dearest, etc. So, it really is an honor to be thought of for this.

The Rules:

– List 11 facts about yourself.
– Answer 11 questions chosen by the person who nominated you.
– Ask 11 new questions to 11 new bloggers. They must have less than 200 Bloglovin followers. (You cannot renominate the blog that nominated you.)
– Go to their blog and inform them.

11 Things About Me

  1. I have two cats- Hansel and Gretel. They are the most adorable brother and sister grey duo you’ll ever meet. My furbabies that make me melt.
  2. I can listen to music while I read.
  3. I often play songs on repeat. The most played song on iTunes right now is Concrete Wall by Zee Avi at 288 times. And, that’s just on my new computer. I’ve played a song more times than that. I can get fangirlie with songs.
  4. I still play my Super Nintendo like a boss 🙂
  5. Notebooks have become an obsession of mine. I buy them. Make them. Decorate them. Hoard them. I just love them.
  6. Stickers are my second obsession.
  7. I want to be a writer someday.
  8. I currently have one novel I’m working on, with two in the making that I lost when my old computer died that I can kind of recreate; and, want to.
  9. Being in publishing is my ideal career/industry I want to be in.
  10. I love to travel. I’ve been to Paris three times already.
  11. I want to learn how to speak French fluently.

Questions from Elizabeth

  1. If you could enter any book world, which world would you choose? Why?

Wonderland from The Looking Glass War series by Frank Beddor without the war nonsense. I would love to travel by mirrors every day to work. The world sounded so exciting and unusual. I don’t have to be Queen Alice, or Queen Hannah, but it’d be a plus.

        2. You’re stranded on a desert island and can only have five books, what are they?

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath or the Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath, it’s a toss up
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

3. If you could be any book character, who would you be? Why?

          Macy from Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. Not only is Wes my favorite book love interest ANYONE has ever written; and, my has there been some good ones, especially by Mrs. Dessen herself who is a pro at making me swoon. Macy is also a strong, independent girl that I see some of myself in; but, there are qualities in her that I wish were in me, too. If I couldn’t be her, I would at least want to be her best friend.

     4.What is the most challenging part of blogging?

For me, staying connected. I don’t often post; or, check up constantly on the latest posts. I need to do that more often. Comment more.

5. All-time favorite author?

It’s a tie between Jane Austen or Sarah Dessen. I have read a majority of Jane Austen’s novels; and, one incomplete novella. However, I have read all of Sarah Dessen’s. Some even multiple times. Still, both ladies tug at my heart.

6. What are some of your hobbies outside of reading and blogging?

I like to craft paper goods. I am even thinking about starting a small business. I make bookmarks, decorate/mod podge covers of notebooks, and make stickers. I also love discovering new indie artists to listen to. I try to find a few new ones each month, creating a playlist. I love making playlists on my iTunes.

7. What is the scariest book you’ve read?

Hmmm, I’m not a big fan of horror so I don’t think I’ve read any truly scary ones. Maybe as a kid I would say a goosebumps book. It had something creepy on the cover. I recently found it in my basement; it still gave my bad juju.

8. What is your favorite song currently?

Ooohhh, this is a good question because I constantly put a song on repeat. The last song I had on repeat was Chase the Blues Away by Tim Buckley. I think it was, I put so many on. But, it is a great song. He was a 60’s/70’s folk singer who died in his late 20’s of a drug overdose way too young. If you know who Jeff Buckley is, it’s his father. I learned about him after watching the indie film with Penn Badgley called Greetings from Tim Buckley that showcases Tim Buckley’s music. Excellent film and music. Highly recommend it. It’s on demand. 🙂

9. What made you start your book blog?

I started my blog the day after The Book Expo of America in NYC last June after meeting this woman Shelia of bookjourney. She told me how bloggers can come for all of the days; and, there is even a conference for them. I was so excited, I decided why not. I am so happy I met Shelia and decided to do start this blog. It’s truly been a great time. It will be one year at BEA this year.

10.  What character, location, and/or object from a book do you wish existed in real life?

Wes from the Truth About Forever so we could walk and walk; and play the game of truths together. He is, after all, my biggest book crush. If he was real, all my problems in the dating world would be solved. 🙂

11. Which book has had the biggest impact on your life?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

                              “I can see it now. This one moment where you know you are not a sad story, you are alive… and in this moment, we are infinite.”

           How can that quote not change your life? If it wasn’t so long, I would get a tattoo of it, but sadly it is. I like the idea of not being a sad story when often times I have felt like one with struggles I have faced. There is also another quote that talks about being both happy and sad. And how you can be both. And, how you didn’t choose how you got here, but can choose where you can go from here. Truly beautiful quotes. I wish I could write like Chbosky; and, he only wrote one novel. But, it is a novel I have no problem rereading time and time again.

11 Questions for my Nominees

  1. What is your preferred type of book? Audio, ebook, or paper/hardback?
  2. Which book from your childhood can you recite the most?
  3. Do you prefer reading standalones or series?
  4. Can you remember what your first blog entry was about?
  5. If you had the chance to rewrite one blog entry, which one would it be? Why?
  6. What book, or books, are you currently reading?
  7.  Trapped on a desert island, would you want a wand or a sword?
  8. If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what genre would it be?
  9. Is there a book you would want to rewrite the ending to? Why? Or, better yet, to what?
  10.  Nook or Kindle?
  11.  If you could recast any movie based on a book (like twilight..) what book would it by?

My Nominees 

  1. Margie at Ope’s Opinion’s
  2. Christine at Readerlymusings
  3. Diana at Brilliantly Novel 
  4. Livvy at Book Comet
  5. Amy at One Girl One Book
  6. Tabitha at Tabitha’s Book Blog
  7. Lindsey at The Candy Eating, Red Headed, Bookworm
  8. Joana at Joana in the Sky with Books
  9. Kristina at Never Never Land Reviews